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"C" is for Cookie that is good enough for me.

Posted by Bryan on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Toys 
We purchased a SOS (Solar Oven Society) solar oven.  And of course had to try it out making cookies.  They were very good.  In the picture is a chocolate chip/peanutbutter chip cookie.  rolled out as one big cookie.  The temp in the picture is 280 degrees F.  We built our own solar oven a few years ago and it worked great.  But it was too big, heavy, and clumsy to take with us.  This has a plastic exterior and a special double layer plastic top.  The mirrors are alluminum and are not needed u...
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Dinghy Mobile !

Posted by Bryan on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Toys 
We have been transforming a 12 feet aluminum dinghy into the "Dingy Mobile".  It is rated for 660lbs and a 15hp motor.  Unfortunately, my kids are growing toooooo fast and it may not be big enough for all of us.  Both kids, although just 13 and 11, are over 125 lbs each.  Devon, just turned 11, is wearing size 10.5 - 11 size shoes!!!!  We haven't test run it yet with the 10 hp motor.
Things we have done to it:
1.  Attached an old fire hose around the rim.  Fender protection.
2.  Attached cleats ...
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Posted by Bryan on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Toys 
To chase away the winter, we bought some toys at the Toronto boat show.  Should be a great way to get some leg exercise, and go fishing at the same time.  Comes with 2 fishing pole holders right behind the seat.  So a little trolling as you work out.  More at the Hobie website.

A Hobie "Mirage Drive" peddle kayak.  Check out this you tube video.

We also got regular paddle kayaks.  10 foot Perception Pascador sit on top kayaks.
Now we just need liquid water.  It is all frozen up here (again....a...
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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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